Mashhad (IP) - Tasu'a mourning ceremony kicks off in the shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH) in Mashhad, the capital of Khorasan Razavi province, northeast of Iran.
Birjand (IP) - Tasu'a mourning processions is underway in Birjand, the capital of South Khorasan province, east of Iran.
Yazd (IP) - Tasu'a mourning ceremony kicks off in Yazd province in central Iran.
Tasu'a mourning processions are being held at the holy shrines of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) and Hazrat AbolFazl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) in Karbala in Iraq.
Shia Muslims in Iran and many other countries have begun mourning ceremonies to commemorate Tasua, the ninth day of the lunar month of Muharram.
Thursday, 20 September 2018, corresponding to 10 Muharram 1440 on the Islamic lunar calendar, is the day of A'shura, the anniversary of the martyrdom of the Chief of Martyrs, Imam Hussein (peace be upon him).
Millions of Muslim mourners begin the processions shortly after the sunrise on the Day of Tasu’a (the ninth day of the lunar month of Muharram).